Period
to 16 November 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 16 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 174 164
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +38
Permanent jobs citing Games 211 171 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.89% 1.67% 1.84%
As % of the General category 3.67% 2.89% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 186 163 207
City of London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £41,875 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +14.29%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 5,751 5,910 6,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 51.50% 57.88% 59.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,139 5,326 6,372
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £97,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +4.35%

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

Games
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Games within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £40,000 -
Games
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 110 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (38.39%) Java
3 59 (27.96%) JavaScript
4 44 (20.85%) Scrum
5 42 (19.91%) TDD
5 42 (19.91%) C#
6 40 (18.96%) React
7 37 (17.54%) SQL
8 35 (16.59%) Python
9 34 (16.11%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (14.69%) Software Engineering
11 30 (14.22%) Microservices
12 28 (13.27%) DevOps
12 28 (13.27%) Java 8
13 26 (12.32%) HTML
13 26 (12.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 25 (11.85%) REST
14 25 (11.85%) Objective-C
15 24 (11.37%) C++
15 24 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (10.90%) Finance
16 23 (10.90%) Computer Science
16 23 (10.90%) Analytics
16 23 (10.90%) Front End Development
17 22 (10.43%) AngularJS
17 22 (10.43%) Degree
17 22 (10.43%) Linux
18 20 (9.48%) .NET
18 20 (9.48%) Game Development
18 20 (9.48%) Test Automation

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.69%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 5 (2.37%) Apache
4 4 (1.90%) Apache Pig
5 3 (1.42%) Confluence
5 3 (1.42%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.42%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.95%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.84%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.47%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.47%) Maya
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (2.37%) SaaS
5 4 (1.90%) GitHub
6 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.95%) npm
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.47%) Datadog
7 1 (0.47%) NuGet
7 1 (0.47%) Office 365
7 1 (0.47%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.47%) DNS
2 1 (0.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.47%) IMAP
2 1 (0.47%) NAS
2 1 (0.47%) Network Security
2 1 (0.47%) SAN
2 1 (0.47%) Skype
2 1 (0.47%) SMTP
2 1 (0.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.06%) MySQL
2 15 (7.11%) Hadoop
3 14 (6.64%) Big Data
4 10 (4.74%) SQL Server
5 9 (4.27%) MongoDB
6 8 (3.79%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (2.84%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.42%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.47%) Azkaban
11 1 (0.47%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.47%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.47%) Mixpanel
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.47%) Power BI
11 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (9.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.84%) Selenium
4 5 (2.37%) JIRA
4 5 (2.37%) webpack
5 4 (1.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.90%) Gitweb
5 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.90%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.42%) Mocha
6 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.95%) Grunt
7 2 (0.95%) gulp
7 2 (0.95%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.95%) Maven
7 2 (0.95%) Mockito
8 1 (0.47%) Babel
8 1 (0.47%) git-flow
General
1 23 (10.90%) Finance
2 15 (7.11%) Marketing
3 10 (4.74%) Law
4 6 (2.84%) Retail
5 4 (1.90%) Banking
6 3 (1.42%) Back Office
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (45.02%) Developer
2 27 (12.80%) C# Developer
3 24 (11.37%) Games Developer
4 22 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 21 (9.95%) JavaScript Developer
6 19 (9.00%) Senior Developer
7 18 (8.53%) C++ Developer
8 17 (8.06%) C++ Games Developer
8 17 (8.06%) C++/C# Developer
9 14 (6.64%) Lead Developer
10 13 (6.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (5.69%) Analyst
11 12 (5.69%) Lead C# Developer
11 12 (5.69%) Python Developer
12 11 (5.21%) Data Engineer
13 10 (4.74%) .NET Developer
13 10 (4.74%) AWS Engineer
14 9 (4.27%) Product Manager
14 9 (4.27%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 8 (3.79%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.96%) React
2 26 (12.32%) HTML
2 26 (12.32%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 25 (11.85%) REST
4 22 (10.43%) AngularJS
5 20 (9.48%) .NET
6 17 (8.06%) JNI
6 17 (8.06%) Node.js
6 17 (8.06%) OpenGL
7 15 (7.11%) CSS
8 14 (6.64%) jQuery
9 12 (5.69%) Kafka
9 12 (5.69%) RESTful
9 12 (5.69%) Spring
9 12 (5.69%) Web Services
10 11 (5.21%) ASP.NET
11 10 (4.74%) .NET Core
12 9 (4.27%) Akka
13 7 (3.32%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (3.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.11%) Self-Motivation
2 23 (10.90%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.48%) Algorithms
3 20 (9.48%) User Experience
4 19 (9.00%) Mobile Games
5 17 (8.06%) Fintech
6 15 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (5.21%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (3.79%) Online Games
8 8 (3.79%) PlayStation
8 8 (3.79%) Xbox
9 6 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.84%) Mobile App
10 5 (2.37%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.90%) Online Gambling
12 3 (1.42%) Derivative
13 2 (0.95%) Browser Games
13 2 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.43%) Linux
2 10 (4.74%) Apple iOS
3 7 (3.32%) Android
3 7 (3.32%) Windows
4 4 (1.90%) Unix
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.47%) DC/OS
6 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (52.13%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (20.85%) Scrum
3 42 (19.91%) TDD
4 31 (14.69%) Software Engineering
5 30 (14.22%) Microservices
6 28 (13.27%) DevOps
7 24 (11.37%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (10.90%) Analytics
8 23 (10.90%) Front End Development
9 20 (9.48%) Game Development
9 20 (9.48%) Test Automation
10 18 (8.53%) Mathematics
11 17 (8.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (7.58%) Line Management
13 15 (7.11%) Coaching
13 15 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (7.11%) E-Commerce
13 15 (7.11%) Kanban
13 15 (7.11%) Mentoring
14 14 (6.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 81 (38.39%) Java
2 59 (27.96%) JavaScript
3 42 (19.91%) C#
4 37 (17.54%) SQL
5 35 (16.59%) Python
6 28 (13.27%) Java 8
7 25 (11.85%) Objective-C
8 24 (11.37%) C++
9 10 (4.74%) Scala
10 7 (3.32%) R
11 6 (2.84%) Clojure
11 6 (2.84%) PHP
12 5 (2.37%) ES6
12 5 (2.37%) Ruby
13 3 (1.42%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.42%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.95%) GLSL
14 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 22 (10.43%) Degree
2 4 (1.90%) CISA
2 4 (1.90%) CISM
2 4 (1.90%) CISSP
2 4 (1.90%) GIAC
3 3 (1.42%) PhD
4 2 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.47%) MCSA
5 1 (0.47%) MCSE
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.79%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.95%) COBIT
3 2 (0.95%) COSO
3 2 (0.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
4 1 (0.47%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (9.00%) Docker
2 7 (3.32%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.42%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (3.79%) Ansible
2 5 (2.37%) Puppet
3 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.42%) Terraform
5 1 (0.47%) Grafana
5 1 (0.47%) Marathon
5 1 (0.47%) Mesos
5 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.47%) Salt
5 1 (0.47%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 13 (6.16%) Google
2 9 (4.27%) Oracle
3 8 (3.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.42%) Tableau
4 3 (1.42%) VMware
5 2 (0.95%) Adobe
5 2 (0.95%) Facebook
5 2 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.47%) Autodesk
6 1 (0.47%) Citrix
6 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.47%) Lotus
6 1 (0.47%) Marketo
6 1 (0.47%) NetApp
6 1 (0.47%) Percona
6 1 (0.47%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.47%) Selligent
6 1 (0.47%) Talend
6 1 (0.47%) Veritas